I haven't posted in ages and I threw around the idea of posting a barrage of entries each about different aspects of what I'm up to, but decided against it. Instead, I'm gonna write one huge entry and throw that at you!
First off, books. I finished the second installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet. SO fantastic, I loved it. And was a little more than peeved to see the third book, Cress, isn't coming out until February. Brutal.
I also read America's Cheapest Family for some money-saving tips. Found some
interesting ideas, although I refuse to freeze my milk:) Photocopied their budgeting forms and we'll see how they work!
I am currently flipping through Raising your Spirited
Child to hopefully get some tips on communicating better with my "spirited," (AKA "difficult") daughter. She is absolutely amazing, but her and I butt heads like a couple of Alpha rams.
I should also note, I was extremely discouraged when I first Googled different key words to try and find a book like this. Rather than be met with helpful links, I was inundated with terrible ones, leading me to websites for "Child Boot Camp" and many articles about how my daughter's strong-willed nature was my fault. Anyhow, if you're a parent with a kid like me, I recommend this book. So far, it approaches this situation with sensitivity and optimism.
Let's see, what next? How about writing!
I'm pumped for a November that I'm not in school! I'm excited for another year of NaNoWriMo!
First off, if you don't know what I'm talking about, go here immediately.
If you do, back away from your computer, stand, and let's do a happy dance together!
Allright, let's try to calm down:-D
Although it's only a week away, I'm torn between 2 different story ideas that I've had brewing...not sure which one to go with! Yikes! The only year I ever actually won this, I had my story outlined and organized well to begin with, so I suspect this year will be another shit-show. And I always have a blast competing with my girls Christal and Sherene<3
I've also been plugging away at a children's book that my immensely talented friend Jessica will be illustrating. Only one hint: it's based on a dream my daughter had about the tooth-fairy. I hit a wall with this one due to some personal issues confiscating my life, but I am now back at it and making progress! Yay!
I'm also really enjoying watching two different TV shows too. Anyone who knows me will know this is a HUGE deal, as I have major issues with people and their television addictions, But since I have moved into a house with no dishwasher (yes, first-world problem) and it my most-despised chore, I've found hooking up a pair of headphones to my iPhone and jumping on Netflix can turn this hateful task into a much more enjoyable task. So I'm currently watching through the beginning seasons of Glee and Once Upon a Time! Both so much fun and right up my alley:)
Lastly, I'm currently attempting a Pinterest project I found where you can convert a men's dress shirt into a dress for a little girl. I am presently battling the sleeves, so we'll see how that ends before I can say if this thing will work or not. Time will tell!
On that note, I should go upstairs and feed my kids...they sound like they're trying to break the sound barrier in their ridiculously dramatic cries for sustenance;)